A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Big Southern Butte is one of two domes rising from a sea of basalt near the center of the eastern Snake River Plain in Idaho. The butte is one of the largest volcanic domes in the world, but at 300,000 years old it is also one of the youngest. Hikers who trek to the 7,550-foot high summit are rewarded with spectacular panoramic views. Photo by Devin Englestead, BLM Upper Snake Wildlife Biologist.
First light at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. Established in November 22, 1939, the refuge has provided a critical stopover and wintering spot for thousands of sandhill cranes, geese and other waterfowl for 75 years. Bosque del Apache's sandhill crane population has multiplied from 18 birds in the 1840s to more than 20,000 birds today. Photo by Kim Hang Dessoliers (www.sharetheexperience.org).
DOINews: SC CSC Works with Tribes on Environmental Initiatives this Spring!
The South Central Climate Science Center (SC CSC) is looking forward to several opportunities to work with Native American Tribes this Spring to promote environmental awareness and enhance environmental programs within Tribal communities. Staff from the SC CSC will participate in several upcoming events, including the following:
17th Annual Tribal Environmental Summit in Dallas, TX on March 26-28, 2014
The EPA Region 6 hosts an annual tribal environmental summit for tribal representatives to obtain a first hand view of various products and training materials that are necessary to enhance their environmental programs. April Taylor, Sustainability Scientist for the SC CSC, will be attending the summit.
2014 “To Bridge A Gap” Meeting in Fayetteville, AR on April 7-10, 2014
The Eastern Shawnee Tribe will be hosting the conference in collaboration with the National Forest Service. This conference is designed to strengthen Government to Government relationships between federal/state agencies and federally recognized tribes with interests in our forests. April Taylor will be presenting on a developing “Natural and Cultural Resources Committee”.
The Chickasaw Nation Native Explorers in Norman, OK on March 29, 2014
The Chickasaw Nation Native Explorers group includes up to 89 native students from Ada and Ardmore, OK that are interested in science. The South Central Climate Science Center will host the Chickasaw Nation Native Explorers group for a day of tours of the National Weather Center and a few hands on activities including: Geotagging Photos to Monitor Climate Changes and Satellite Imagery to Monitor Climate Change.